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Kyles, a colleague of MLK Jr., to speak

From Staff ReportsJanuary 9, 2007 

— The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, one of the last people to spend time with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at N.C. Central University on Wednesday.

The civil rights leader is set to give a presentation on King's legacy at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the B.N. Duke Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Kyles, pastor of the Monumental Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., was with King and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy hours before the assassination. The three had been discussing strategy in a Memphis motel room.

Kyles, a native of Shelby, Miss., had invited King and his entourage over for a home-cooked meal. The

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